§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has about offences relating to pollution from motor vehicles since 1987, including excessive smoke emissions and excessive noise; and whether he will take steps in future to publish annually a separate analysis of such offences.
§ Mr. John Patten
The available information about offences relating to motor vehicles is published annually in Home Office statistical publications. Summary information is set out in the bulletin entitled "Offences relating to 603W Motor Vehicles, England and Wales"; the most recent, number 34/89, included data for 1988. Detailed information is given in the publication, "Offences relating to Motor Vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables". Copies of these publications are available in the Library.604W
Details of noise offences, offence group 22, are included in the supplementary tables publications.
For information relating to emission of smoke offences, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to her question on 15 January 1990 at columns 33–34.